Paula Abdul and mom Lorraine in an image dated December 6, 2014

Legendary choreographer Paula Abdul is mourning the loss of her mother, Lorraine Abdul, who died suddenly at her California home on Sunday. She was 85.

The “Straight Up” singer shared the sad news of her mother’s passing on Twitter.com on Monday, Jan. 15, writing: “EVERY MOMENT of life should be savored & treasured, whether we’re alone or w/ people we love. When can you pause today to appreciate life?”

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